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Climbing Dictionary: Mountaineering Slang, Terms, Neologisms and Lingo

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In this hilarious yet authoritative illustrated lexicon of climbing terms and slang, former Climbing editor in chief Matt Samet has compiled a reference of more than 600 terms used by climbers and mountaineers around the world. The Climbing Dictionary runs the gamut from technical terms (belay, harness, rappel, Stopper) to slang (dab, choking the cobra, Gaston, old dad, pimpy), to regional (such as the Southwest's "baby-butt slopers"), antiquated (Goldline, "press-up"), and foreign terms that have achieved universal usage ...

Climbing Dictionary: Mountaineering Slang, Terms, Neologisms and Lingo 2011, Mountaineers Books

ISBN-13: 9781594855023

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